Sound SmartDR® Premier

SOUND Expertise

Canon Reliability

SOUND® continues to evolve its best-selling digital radiography system in history, using the knowledge gained from 4000+ installations over the last 5 years. Sound SmartDR® Premier brings together the best of both – Canon Reliability with SOUND® Expertise. Veterinary specific, industry leading Sound SmartDR® software with the reliability and performance of Canon hardware. Backed by the Gold Standard in image processing – MUSICA, Sound SmartDR® Premier is in a league of it’s own.

Smart Features

Optimized Image Acquisition – With speed, efficiency and accuracy in mind, workflow is optimized with three or less steps to acquisition.

Touch Friendly User Interface

Easy intuitive interface designed for a touch-screen environment

On-Demand Training and Support

On-demand help videos and technical support enable new users to be trained on imaging in minutes


Enhanced workflow, refined look, veterinary specific

Medical Grade Acquisition Station

IP65 rated for dust and water

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MUSICA Intelligent Image Processing

Consistently high image quality patient to patient, view to view and user to user

3D Position Assistant

Proper positioning reference at the finger- tips for common to not so common views

Smart Image Processing

MUSICA automatically analyzes each image based on each of its contrast levels, optimizes each independently, and re-combines for an enhanced image, every time.

  • Power: Handles high-sensitivity panels with low-dose techniques
  • Balanced: Simultaneously present soft-tissue and bone structures clearly
  • Intelligent: Handles variations in species, size, anatomy, and x-ray technique, with no manual tuning
  • Consistent: Provides high quality diagnostics from patient-to-patient, view-to-view, and user-to-user
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Sound Smart DR – The Intelligent Digital Radiography System from Sound 1:45

Highly versatile and compact computed radiography solution offering high speed and high image quality.

MUSICA Intelligent Image Processing 1:51

MUSICA knows how to automatically tune for any patient, species, or size, delivering consistently high image quality.

Canon Reliability

Known worldwide for image quality, Canon, Inc. pioneered DR Technology with the introduction of the world’s first digital radiography detector in 1997 and has sold over 45,000 detectors worldwide! * *Includes sales to affiliates

  • 17×17 cesium wireless/wired auto-sense panel option
  • IP54 Rating for Dust and Water resistance
  • Improved cycle time between exposures

Smart Support

On-demand help videos and technical support enable new users to be trained on imaging in minutes and delivers fast access to help when it’s needed most.

Digital Radiography Knowledge Center

Learn more about Digital Radiography and how to make the best choices when implementing into your practice. 

Veterinary Digital Radiography Systems Cost

How Much Do Today’s Veterinary DR Systems Cost?

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Let’s face it, everyone wants to jump right to the question of how much todays’ Digital Radiography (DR) systems cost. And most people want the answer quickly. Well here it is: somewhere between $25K and $50K. But that’s a big spread. So let’s re-focus the question where it should be: what are the things about a DR configuration that add cost to the system, and which of these things actually add value (vs. just perceived value): • X-ray Scintillator Material •…

5 Advantages of Digital Radiography Every DVM Needs to Know

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Digital radiography is a key development in diagnostic imaging that can help improve patient care, support better patient outcomes, expand consultation capabilities, and enhance client interaction. It has become the gold standard in the veterinary industry for over 15 years. It started as a very costly (>$100K) investment when first launched, but as it has become more mainstream, the modality has become more affordable. Here are the principal advantages over film-based radiography: • Image Quality • Cost Savings • Ease-of-Use…

The In’s and Out’s of X-Ray Technique and Radiation Dose in the Digital World

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Every Digital Radiography (DR) company provides a technique chart with their panels. These x-ray prescriptions have evolved over time from the days of film and as DR panels have evolved to be more sensitive. Most likely, the DR company has spent a good bit of time testing and optimizing these techniques to provide the best image quality for their panels. But what ARE these knobs (kVp and mAs) and what do they DO to your image quality for a variety…
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“We look at images from virtually every digital radiography system marketed to veterinarians coast to coast. The images we see from SMART DR with MUSICA are the best images we see. I don't think there's an imaging processing system out there better than MUSICA.”

Bennett FaginDVM, DACVR - Vet-Rad, Ltd

“Why SOUND SMART DR? Someone who’s never seen the system before can walk up and know exactly what to do, it’s that intuitive. Sound has also taken support to the next level. From SOUND SMART DR you can chat live with a technician and they’re working on your system instantly.”

Terry BesnierRVT, Imaging PACS Administrator

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